-Hey, how are you?-There he is.
-[ Laughs ]-What up? -Hugh Jackman in the house!I love you, buddy.
How you doing?-Doing great.
Oh, look at all that artwork.
I'm getting better.
I keep practicing.
Every day, I try a new drawing.
-Hi, Deb! So good to see you!-You, too, darling.
It's hilarious watching you withyour two kids.
-Oh, my gosh.
Dude, honestly, I couldn't even write it.
You know, they're just walkingover me, literally walk over me.
-You guys just celebrated your anniversary, didn't you?-Yeah, 24.
-Isn't there a story involvingMick Jagger or something? -So the first night we sortof started our relationship.
-When our relationship kicked off, I was havinga dinner party.
We were working togetheron a TV series, and I had a dinner party, Deb and 12 others.
And Deb got a phone callover halfway through dinner.
and it was — Now we'rein Melbourne, Australia, okay? The phone rings.
Deb picks itup, and everyone goes quiet.
This is, I mean, we're talking '94, like, mobile phones were new.
So everyone goes quiet, and Deb's talking.
“Who?” She's like, “Who?” She goes, “Hang on a sec.
” And she says, “Mick Jagger'sin a limo with my friend outside your house and wants togo and party with me, as well.
” And I'm like like.
-No, it was my girlfriend waiting to come partywith Mick Jagger.
-And I'm like, “You gotta go.
Leave here now.
“And she goes to the phone.
And she goes, “You can tellMick that I'm having dinner with Hugh Jackman, and I'm like, “Aww.
” -[ Laughs ] That's a keeper.
-Who no one had ever heard ofat that moment in time.
-[ Laughs ]-That's a keeper.
I love that story.
And here you are.
-But the bottom line is I don'teven like rock 'n' roll.
So I wasn't such a hard pass.
-Oh, my God.
I was –Part of me was thrilled.
Part of me was like, I thinkyou should have gone.
-[ Laughs ] -Be a parade in Melbourne.
-So here we are 24 years later.
Here we go now.
Now, me and your husband aregoing to start baking.
Deb, it was good to see you.
-Can you bake? Of course, you can do everything.
-No, I cannot do everything.
You can do everything.
But I asked you, you said you're into baking.
So what what are we doing today?-We're gonna do challah.
We're going to dosome challah bread.
-It's really easy, but it looks a little impressive than just bakinga loaf of bread.
It's a long process, so I'm halfway throughthe process.
I'm slightlyahead of you, I guess.
You know, my friendStefan over at Loaves & Fishes gave me some already made dough.
-I'm jealous already.
-So here's the thing.
I did not know this.
You can ask peoplefor raw dough, and they'll give it to you.
-Really? I had no idea either.
-Whoa! -One of the greatest giftsI was ever given was a bread machine.
Because I'm not really –I mean, I get up early, but I'm not reallya morning person.
Don't like the alarm.
But when you're woken up to the smell of fresh breadthat's been cooking because it's been on the timer.
-After 17 years of playing Wolverine, where breadwas literally like, you know, the Wicked Witch of the West.
-So, what do I do now?I have this.
I have this bread.
Break down into thirds, and, like, roll it.
-Can you see those?-Yeah, yeah, yeah.
-Is that marijuana? -[ Laughing ] [ Laughter ]-Cheech.
-That's the wrong photo.
-[ Laughing ]-I wrote with flour.
-Alright, here we go.
Alright, so that's one, two, three, okay.
-Have you got some flouron the surface there? -Yeah, I got flour there.
You can seeI'm holding these guys.
-Oh, man, that's good!Quick.
-Right? And I got these.
And then —So, you got themsort of fanning out.
Pinch togetherwhere you're holding and pinch that together —Hey, look, I'm Wolverine.
-[ Laughing ] -The lamest impression.
What do you do? How do you braid them? Can you show me? -Have three like that.
Have three like thatand then, outside one, fold into the middleof the other two.
-Outside one on the left, fold into the middle.
Whichever one's the outside, you wanna go into the middle.
-Like a nice braid, like Rapunzel.
-That's it, man.
You've braided your kids'hair, haven't you? No.
-Is that good? -It's good!That's a very creative challah.
And then pinchthe ends together.
Like they come into itlike they're pinched.
Like see that, how I pinched the ends? You pinch 'em together.
-Just hold them together.
round, so it doesn'tcome apart when you cook.
I got that.
-And, by the way, that took me like 20 minutes.
Took you like two.
I'm gonna crack itwith one hand.
[ Chuckle ] -Ready? Watch this.
-Not bad, right?Only a couple shells in there.
No one can see it, though.
-[ Laughing, whisking ] It's good.
Give the bread some crunch.
-[ Laughs ] Alright.
So what are wemaking, an egg wash? -Thicken it up.
And then, this, you're just gonna paint it on like you're glazing over it.
That's what gives itthat kind of shine and awesomeness.
Is your oven preheated?375°.
-I knew that.
I did that.
-[ Laughing ] -Alright, so just throw it in? -You're so good.
And we'rejust gonna put it in, man.
That means you gotta talk to me for a full 25 minutes.
-[ Laughing ]I think you're that easy, man.
Here we go.
[ indistinct ] -Challah.
-I'm baking it right now.
Oh, you knowwhat I wanted to show you? -What? -Can you see down here? -I have.
You got your taps.
-I got tap shoes.
I figured I'd haveto put 'em on for you, just 'cause you've inspired meand, one day I'm going.
-We're gonna do it, man.
to tap with you.
Are you ready? -Hang on.
Wait, wait, wait.
[ Laughing ]Wait, wait, wait.
Is that a really goodwood floor? 'Cause you're aboutto literally chew it up.
It's literally you're takinga knife and bashing it.
There you go.
-Well, it's almost like — I'll tell my wifethe dog did it or something.
-[ Laughing ]There you go.
[ Voices overlapping ] Blow that thing to China.
So it goes — Wait.
-Get your leg out there.
-Alright, that'swhat I got, so far.
-Pretty good!-I tried for you.
-That's pretty good.
-I've gotta get better at it.
Well, I wanna see you when youcome on Broadway in the fall.
-I'd love youto come and see it, man.
I'm so excited.
“Music Man” was the first musicalI ever did at high school.
I didn't play the lead.
It was the first, you know, I was one of the salesmen, salesman number 2 or something, and I absolutely loved it.
So it's kinda weird, 35 years later, to be going backto Broadway to do it.
But it's one of my favoritemusicals and it's — -And, now, you're the lead.
Now, you're the music man.
-Yeah, I auditioned and itjust went really well.
[ Laughter ]It's all good.
Thank God that kid from myhigh school didn't audition, because he wasso much better than me.
They had that famous bitat the beginning, which is kind of likea bit of a rap, ♪ He's a music man ♪ ♪ He's a what? He's a what?He's a music man ♪ ♪ And he sells clarinetsto the kids in the town ♪ ♪ With the big trombonesand the rat-a-tat drums ♪ ♪ And the big brass bass, big brass bass ♪ ♪ And the piccolo, the piccolo, uniforms, too ♪ ♪ With a shiny gold braidon the coat ♪ -[ Clapping ]-♪ And a big red striperunnin' ♪ ♪ Well, I don't know muchabout bands but I do know ♪ ♪ You can't make a livingselling big trombones, no, sir ♪ ♪ Mandolin picks, perhaps, and, here and there, a Jew's harp ♪ ♪ No, the fellow sells bands, boys bands ♪ ♪ Don't know how he does it ♪[ Snaps fingers ] ♪ But he lives like a kingand he dallies ♪ ♪ And he gathersand he plucks and he shines ♪ ♪ When the man dances, certainly, boys, what else? ♪ ♪ The piper pays him!Yes, sir! Yes, sir! ♪ ♪ When the man dances, certainly, boys, what else? ♪ ♪ The piper pays him! ♪ [ Tapping slowly ]♪ The train is slowing down ♪ ♪ Yes, sir ♪That's it.
-Oh, my gosh!-I remember it.
-Come on!-35 years.
-[ Clapping, tapping ] -You gotta get tappings[indistinct] for that.
I love it.
-I can't wait for that.
It's such a shame, what's going onwith Broadway, too, now, dealing with all of this stuff.
-You know, it's just reading today.
It's 96, 000 jobs, all associated, just Broadway, alone, and it's just devastating.
Sixteen shows were due to openand, you know, I don't knowif people understand, but, when a show opens, that's probably five yearsto 10 years of work and the dream is, one day, you'll be on Broadway.
That's always the pinnacle.
So, for those shows, I just praythat they'll be able to keep their investors together, keep their casting together and, you know, when it's safeand when it's ready, they'll reopen, but, Broadway is still likea hotbed of New York City, so I know that, when the city comes back and when it's safe for everyone, it will come roaring back.
So I'm thrilledthat I have a chance to be part of that, you know? -Yeah.
We'll be strongerthan ever.
I want to talk to youabout your new HBO film, “Bad Education, “when we come back.
Is that okay?And we'll let this bread cook.
We'll be right back with Hugh Jackman, everybody.
Hey, welcome back, everybody.
We're here with the oneand only Hugh Jackman! -Let's do a little update.
Do a little update.
Definitely need to cleanthe glass on that oven.
Hit me, man.
Ogh! Yes! -Come on.
-Look at us, men baking bread! Welcome back to anotherepisode of “Baking Bread.
” [ Laughs ]-Yeah, exactly.
-Talk about — Let's talk about”Bad Education.
” You know, this is a good timeto have a movie on HBO because everyone's at homeand we need stuff to watch, and why not watchone of the greats, Hugh Jackman? But you got a great castin this.
-Allison Janney, Ray Romano — it's just, like, across the board, just brilliant — all thosebrilliant New York actors.
-How's Ray? -[ Shouting indistinctly ]-I love that man.
He is just the funniest guyyou've ever met.
Oh, yes, come to –are they smelling the bread? -Yeah, yeah, here we go.
Yeah, someone's coming in.
-Smelling the bread? -[ Shouting indistinctly ] -Hi, sweetheart.
Say, “Hi, Hugh.
What's your name?-Say, “Hi.
” [ Chuckling ] What's your name?-No, I hear it.
I hear it.
-Yeah, he heard it.
It's — It's Frannie.
-Have a look at your daddy'sbread and tell me, Frannie, if you're gonnalet him braid your hair.
-Look at this breadthat Daddy's making for you.
Don't touch it –it's really hot.
That cool? He just taught me how to do it.
-Why?-Why? Becauseeveryone likes fresh bread.
-Ahhhh! -That's what guys dowhen they get together — they just bake bread together.
-Do you want to go out and play?Go out and play? -Good to see you.
[ Chuckles ] Alright.
Let's talk aboutthe movie at all.
-Oh, and Allison Janney, man.
Oh! It's — -She's amazing –Allison Janney.
It's like a master class.
And she just makes — it's veryhard to get through scenes without laughingbecause she's just that good.
I mean, she can like any scenekind of very moving and funny.
And the story we — our characters aresort of central to the story.
It's based on a true story from 2004.
Roslyn Schoolon Long Island.
It's the biggest theftof public school money in American history.
And the school was number fourin the country, gone from kind of nowhereto number four.
And I play the superintendent.
[ Bell dings ] .
and she'sthe assistant superintendent, and we aren't necessarilybeing in cahoots — him and a bunch of othersended up taking $12 million.
And it's really a storyof how good people, who dedicate their livesto education and service, and Frank had a doctoratefrom Columbia.
You know, he was the bestsuperintendent in the country — how gradually, bit by bit, just a small, little, “Oh, you know, let's charge that Caesar saladto the school.
We're — You know, it's all teachers together, ” can all of a sudden become$12 million.
-Hugh, thank you for comingon our show again, 'cause we do love you.
But we ask everyonewho comes on the show if they have a charity thatthey're working with right now or they want to spotlight.
-And you choose.
-Yeah, I chose The Actors Fund.
You know, The Actors Fund — their nameis a little misleading because they don'tjust look after actors — they look after anyone involvedin the entertainment business, from ushers to hairdressersto the crew to — and not just in theater, but in film.
And they do an incredible job.
And I know many, many peoplewho've reached out to them, who they just –you know, that were doing shows.
Now they can't pay their rent.
They — Some of themare struggling to eat.
You know, when people start, particularly here, you know, on Broadway, they're not earninga lot of money.
So they — they look afterpeople not just in New York, all across America.
They're doing a brilliant job.
So thanks, man, for letting me.
-That's cool that you're doingthat.
Thank you, buddy.
And I'm gonna — just gonnatake my bread out now.
Looks like it's getting close.
It's not quite done.
-Oh!-Is yours good? -It's kind of –I'm going to take it out because, even if it's not ready, it's looking impressive.
-[ Laughs ] [ Oven door opens, closes ] I mean, come on.
-Whoa! -Where's Frannie? Frannie!-What?! Holy moly! That looks great!-Right? -I don't think that's whatmine looks like at all, but let me get mine out.
That's –That looks pretty good.
Show me yours, man.
-Needs a couple minutes right? -Yeah, I think anothercouple more minutes, but this is the best thingI have ever made, clearly, in — in my whole house.
I want everyone to see –this is awesome.
-[ Laughs ]-Hugh Jackman, I love you, buddy.
-Love you, too, buddy.
-I can't wait to see youin person.
You'rethe best, best, best buddy.
And stay safe and hugthe whole family and tell them I love them all.
-Jimmy, thanks for doingwhat you're doing.
We all need it.
Love you, man.